Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 8 September 2057 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 6 September 2057 at 07:18.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1905".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2057 after 4 days on 13 September 2057 at 02:53.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 713 of Meeus index or 1666 from Brown series.
Length of current 713 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 6 minutes. It is 47 minutes longer than next lunation 714 length.
Length of current synodic month is 38 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 31 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠255.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠291.1°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 19:57, this is 15 days after last apogee on 24 August 2057 at 07:38 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 21 September 2057 at 02:28 in ♋ Cancer.
This perigee Moon is 368 286 km (228 842 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 778 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 2 070 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
1 day after its descending node on 7 September 2057 at 10:33 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 20 September 2057 at 21:22 in ♊ Gemini.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 05:28 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-23.933°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠24.051° in its northern standstill point on 21 September 2057 at 22:51 in ♋ Cancer.
After 4 days on 13 September 2057 at 02:53 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.